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Physics and Astronomy
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd #11077
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1077
Phone: 270-745-4357
Fax: 270-745-2014

Aaron Bell and Andrew Gott win AAS Chambliss Student Awards

WKU Physics and Astronomy Undergraduates Aaron Bell and Andrew Gott, who won the American Astronomical Society's Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award for their poster presentations at the 219th AAS meeting in Austin, Texas. This marks the second and third times, respectively, WKU undergraduates have won this prestigious award.

Courtney Morrow, Owen Gaulle, and Dr. Charles McGruder at the National Society of Black Physicists conference in Austin, Texas, Sept 21 - 24 2011.

Physics major Stacy Hicks (5th from left) with renowned science educator Bill Nye (center) at a dinner in his honor during his WKU visit on October 15, 2014. Physics & Astronomy faculty Steven Gibson (4th from left) and Gordon Emslie (3rd from right) were also present.

Suzanna Sadler and Schuyler Wolff at the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona, having a bittersweet moment of a beautiful rainbow, but bad observing weather.

Students in Dr. Harper's University Physics I Laboratory study the relationship between force and motion using a hovercraft.

The Western Kentucky University Department of Physics and Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is located on "top of the hill" on WKU's campus in the Kelly Thompson Complex for Science, Center Wing. There are approximately 50-60 enrolled students progressing toward a B.S. in Physics, and 5-10 graduate students. In addition to courses provided for majors, the department offers a wide array of service courses ranging from algebra-based college physics to biophysics and astronomy.

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